Author Austin Boyd


Pour Yourself Into Others

I was asked once “What is the key to a happy life?” The person who’d asked wanted me to speak to a business group, providing some of my insights on life-work balance. Immediately, I had a dozen ideas, each with a personal story to back them up. Yet, none of …

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Stop Checking Your Pockets!

Two weeks ago, I was standing in line at LAX, ready to show the TSA agent my boarding pass for a 6:00 a.m. return flight to Huntsville. As I drew closer to the front of the line, I reached into my pocket for my boarding pass…and it wasn’t there. I …

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Merry Christmas from Whitespace Innovations!

Dear friends and Whitespace Innovations family, “Count your blessings!” The prolific songwriter Johnson Oatman wrote a hymn in 1897 with that title. The focus of his song matches the spirit of this season. He penned wise words that remind us that we get what we measure, and we should never …

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Decision Making, Judgment, and Your Work

Decision Making, Judgment, and Your Work   Personality is relatively unchanging, but you might be surprised to learn that judgment is fluid and trainable. What if you could make hiring and retention of your personnel or managing your recruiting risk and provide significantly improved customer service? What if you could …

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Happy New Year from Whitespace Innovations!

January 1, 2018 Happy New Year from Whitespace Innovations! The beginning of a new year is a good time to take inventory of life on a personal and a professional level. So, let’s start with this question: “How much time do you have left?” How much time do you have …

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Merry Christmas from Whitespace Innovations!

  Dear friends, Merry Christmas from Whitespace Innovations! Another year passes… and we have so many people to thank for all the blessings that we’ve received this year at Whitespace. Each year, we acknowledge that God is in control, and that we are here as stewards of His gracious bounty. …

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Haley Earl: Entrepreneurs

Close your eyes and think of a small business. Is this business a store in your downtown, or is it a consulting firm you recently employed? Was the business family owned? Or owned by a male or female? Even though we may not realize it, we interact with entrepreneurs daily. …

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Metrics-Based Business Processes

“Our business isn’t growing.” “There aren’t any opportunities out there.” “I feel like we’re doing okay… but I’d like to know for sure.” I hear these comments all the time as I meet with business owners in commercial and federal markets. If one of these statements reflects a concern of …

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Why Whitespace?

When I tell the story about the genesis of Whitespace Innovations, I have been asked many times “What makes your company unique?” This is a good place to summarize the answer to that seminal question. Indeed, what makes Whitespace Innovations unique in the field of business development consulting? I have …

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